from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal fear of sharply pointed objects, especially needles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An irrational fear of needles and pins, usually resulting in abnormal behavior and anxiety.
The correct medical name is trypanophobia - an irrational and often intense fear of hypodermic needles or injections - though it is regularly labelled belonephobia, this term is incorrect since it denotes a fear of pins and needles, without reference to the medical aspects.